Instructions to make a Mountain Shaped Pillow!
We love the mountains so a mountain shaped pillow is only natural! This pillow is a very simple crochet project and the only things you will need to learn are how to single crochet and how to skip a stitch! Simple! How I like my projects to be!
I Love This Yarn in Graymist I Love This Yarn in Dark Denim Crochet hook Size 5.5mm (or letter I) Scissors Batting (or steal the stuffing from an old pillow like I did)
First chain 65, then single crochet across the first row. Chain one and turn.
Then single crochet decreasing by one stitch each row by skipping over the first stitch in each row. Crochet 22 rows repeating this process.
On the 23rd row single crochet a little over halfway across the row (25 stitches). Chain one and turn. Continue crocheting and decreasing by one stitch every row on this smaller portion of your project, this will create your larger mountain peak. Do this for 11 rows. If you want a larger snow cap then do fewer rows (some mountains are snowier than others!).
Once you are ready to start your snow cap, crochet until the end of the row then tie on the silver color to your blue color. Chain one and start single crocheting with the new color, still skipping the first stitch in each row.
Continue single crocheting and decreasing one stitch every row until you only have two stitches left. Then slip stitch your last two stitch together, chain one, pull tight and cut the yarn leaving a couple inch tail. You can leave the yarn tail showing and when you make your pillow leave all the tails on the inside.
To start your second mountain slip knot your yarn onto you hook like you did before you started the first chain.
Slip stitch into the base of the first peak. Start single crocheting across the row at the end of the row chain one and turn. Continue single crocheting, decreasing by one stitch each row until you want to start your snow cap (5 rows for me).
Switch yarn color and continue single crocheting and decreasing each row by one stitch. Continue until you only have two stitches left. Then slip stitch your last two stitches together, chain one, pull tight and cut. Thread your leftover yarn into your project or leave the yarn tail showing and when you make your pillow leave all the tails on the inside.
You now have one side of your pillow!
Repeat this same process over again for the other side of your pillow. It doesn’t really matter if you follow my directions above exactly, but you should try to do the same exact thing on the front as on the back of the pillow.
Once you have two sides of your pillow then put them together back to back with any loose ends showing (not on the inside). That way when we turn it inside out the loose ends will be on the inside.
Slip stitch the edges together around the whole project until you only have about 4 inches left to go. Tie off.
Turn the project inside out and stuff with the batting in the open four inches.
Use a slip stitch to seal up the last hole that you used to put in the batting and fluff as necessary! You are done!
Cozy up with some coffee and enjoy your mountain view!
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